New legal requirements for buyers, sellers and end users of methyl bromide
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From 1 January 2005 all use of the ozone depleting substance methyl bromide, other than for quarantine and pre-shipment*, is prohibited in Australia, except where 'critical use exemptions' have been allowed by the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
As a result from 1 January 2005 new mandatory record keeping and reporting requirements will apply to buyers, sellers and end users of methyl bromide. Failure to comply with these may result in penalties.
Forms are available from the Department's website: www.environment.gov.au/ozone or by contacting the Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team.
Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team
Telephone: +61 2 6274 1889